Police: Standoff with gunman at Planned Parenthood ongoing
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic on Friday, wounding multiple people and engaging in gun battles with police as patients and staff members ducked behind tables to hide and dodge the crossfire.
How Black Friday played out around the country
NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday, the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season, isn't always what people expect.
France honors attack victims in city subdued by mourning
PARIS (AP) — A subdued France paid homage Friday to those killed two weeks ago in the attacks that gripped Paris in fear and mourning, honoring each of the 130 dead by name as the president pledged to "destroy the army of fanatics" who claimed so many young lives.
Gunmen mercilessly mowed down guests in Mali hotel siege
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The early breakfast crowd sipped coffee and picked at croissants in the Radisson Blu's dining room, swiping through emails and the morning headlines on their smartphones.
Strikes on IS city, focus of international campaign, kill 8
BEIRUT (AP) — A new wave of airstrikes targeting the Syrian city of Raqqa, the headquarters of the extremist Islamic State group and the focus of an international military campaign, killed at least eight people, including five children, Syrian opposition groups said Friday.
As many African-American see it, there are 2 Ben Carsons
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Ayauna King-Baker loved Ben Carson's "Gifted Hands" memoir so much that she made her daughter Shaliya read it. So when Carson showed up in town to sign copies of his new book, King-Baker dragged the giggly 13-year-old along to the bookstore so they could both meet him.
Reporter mocked by Trump says the 2 knew each other well
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump said he couldn't have been making fun of a reporter's disability because he doesn't know the man. Not so, says the reporter.
Super Bowl of shopping is more like a scrimmage
NEW YORK (AP) — The annual ritual of Black Friday, as we know it, is over.
A search for family in Haiti raises questions about adoption
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — As Mariette Williams waited for her flight from South Florida to Haiti, she paced the departure lounge, folding and re-folding her ticket and clutching the handle of a bag sagging with gifts. She was excited but terrified: For the first time in nearly 30 years, she was bout to see her mother.
Protest over Chicago teen's shooting ties up retail district
CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of protesters blocked store entrances and shut down traffic in Chicago's ritziest shopping district on Black Friday to draw attention to the 2014 police killing of a black teenager who was shot 16 times by a white officer.
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